Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-84
Same-origin bypass through symbolic links
- September 17, 2013
- Takeshi Terada
- Fixed in
- Firefox 24
Security researcher Takeshi Terada reported a mechanism to violate same-origin policy for local files using
file:// through the use of symbolic links. This problem only affects web pages loaded from the local filesystem. This could allow for cross-site scripting (XSS) and access to locally stored Firefox files containing passwords and cookies.
This problem is specific to Firefox for Android.